Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a course in simple meditation practices that can help us become more present to our experience and manage thoughts, emotions and body sensations more effectively.
In the course you will learn:
- to cultivate awareness and be less caught up in negative thought, feeling and behaviour patterns
- to develop more helpful responses to stress
- simple meditation practices which can transform daily life, including sitting meditation, body scanning and mindful movement
The course comprises an initial 1.5hr orientation session, followed by eight weekly 2 hour sessions. There is also a six-hour day retreat which takes place on a Sunday towards the end of the course. (23.5 hours of teaching/group mindfulness practice in total). The sessions are experiential in nature. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences with the group, although this is not essential. The course provides a safe and supportive environment to explore your experience.
Sessions are made up of a combination of mindfulness practices (such as body scanning, sitting meditation and gentle movement), discussion, and short presentations. We also invite you to develop your own practice through weekly homework (about 45 mins a day). We provide a course handbook and guided audios for you to do this. The cost of the course is £250, which includes the 9 weekly sessions, course audios and handbook, plus the day retreat. We have a small number of concessionary places available on our courses - please contact us for details. Pre-registration is essential for all our courses. Courses are taught by Ed Halliwell unless otherwise stated.
We are currently taking bookings for the following MBSR courses which will be held at The Old School, Cuckfield, nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex.
Thursday Morning Course
For 8-weekly sessions starting from Thursday 2nd November (orientation session on the 26th October), 10am-12pm, taught by Ed Halliwell (includes a six-hour day retreat on Saturday 9th December). Book your place.
Courses with a waiting list:
Saturday Morning Course (Fully Booked)
For 8 weekly sessions starting from Saturday 23rd September, 10am-12pm, taught by Ed Halliwell (includes a six-hour day retreat on Sunday 29th October).There is a waiting list for this course which can be joined via our booking system. Places often become available nearer the course date.
Wednesday Evening Course (Fully Booked)
For 9-weekly sessions starting from Wednesday 20th September, 7.30pm-9.30pm, taught by Ed Halliwell (includes a six-hour day retreat on Sunday 5th November). There is a waiting list for this course which can be joined via our booking system. Places often become available nearer the course date.
Wednesday Morning Course (Fully Booked)
For 9-weekly sessions starting from Wednesday 20th September, 10am-12pm taught by Ed Halliwell (includes a six-hour day retreat on Sunday 5th November).There is a waiting list for this course which can be joined via our booking system. Places often become available nearer the course date.
(Please note, we often hold waiting lists for our courses and early booking is advised.)
One-to-one / small group courses
Ed Halliwell has a few spaces available for mindfulness training on an individual basis or for a small private group in Cuckfield, West Sussex, or one-to-one via Skype. This can be arranged at a time to suit you. If you are interested in working with Ed on a one-to-one basis or in a private group, please contact us for a further discussion.
Sponsored and Concessionary places
We offer a limited number of fully sponsored places for carers on our 8-week courses and work with the Carer Support Service in Mid Sussex to offer these. If you would like to be considered for one of these places please contact us for a discussion.
We also offer concessionary rates for those whose financial circumstances mean that they are unable to afford the course. Please contact us if you would like to apply for a concessionary rate.
I wish I had done this course years ago. Thank you so much for the opportunity.
Amazing, potent, powerful, life changing
Excellent all round. Well structured and well delivered.
My initial resistance to meditation has now changed. I've found it very beneficial in ways I really didn't expect.
I would like to express my great appreciation for Ed as a very kind teacher of mindfulness. His empathy, care and ability to hold the space is wonderful.
Ed, just to say thanks for helping me feel awake again.
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